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The Blacklist

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of The Blacklist.


The dataset has 6 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
92.4Raymond 'Red' Reddington
85.1Elizabeth Keen
83.5Dembe Zuma
80.1Harold Cooper
62.1Aram Mojtabai
55.8Donald Ressler

To see how each character was rated by users, view their individual page.


The graph below shows what percent of people selected this universe as something they knew well enough to rate characters from by the age of the user (for users between 13 and 60 years of age).


As part of the survey where they rated characters, users were also asked the question "How do you rate The Blacklist?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 30
2 It's bad 28
3 It's okay 611
4 It's good 1489
5 It's my favorite 368

This gives it an average score of 3.85 / 5. Making it 223rd out of the 342 universes in the dataset ordered by rating.

The average rating may be hard to generalize though, the users of one online personality quiz could not be representative of the population in important ways. And there are some very obvious things you can point to: users of this quiz are more likely to be young and more likely to be women.

There are several different ways that average ratings can be broken down. Here are average scores by gender:

Gender Average rating
Male 3.83
Female 3.85

The responses to the personality quiz can also be cross referenced with the universe ratings to see how personality affects it. The table below show the correlation between a user's response to a specific self report item and their rating of this universe.

Item Correlation with rating n
loyal (not traitorous)0.12362617
disarming (not creepy)0.09462576
genius (not dunce)0.08572615
angelic (not demonic)0.0772564
obedient (not rebellious)0.07562557
fresh (not stinky)0.07412567
reasonable (not deranged)0.0732584
altruistic (not selfish)0.07232567
social (not reclusive)0.07152565
mature (not juvenile)0.0711567
stylish (not slovenly)0.06312560
charming (not awkward)0.06012618
orderly (not chaotic)0.05972616
blissful (not haunted)0.05961577
nurturing (not poisonous)0.05852567
genuine (not sarcastic)0.0521583
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.05152565
deep (not shallow)0.04832579
scientific (not artistic)0.04741644
alpha (not beta)0.04462570
bossy (not meek)0.04222579
spiritual (not skeptical)0.03882608
sheriff (not outlaw)0.02712563
feisty (not gracious)0.02082559
logical (not emotional)0.02062610
mainstream (not arcane)0.02012558
high-tech (not low-tech)0.01991577
feminine (not masculine)0.01832632
conventional (not creative)0.01682624
lavish (not frugal)0.01392551
indulgent (not sober)0.01282559
formal (not intimate)0.00922567
lenient (not strict)0.00692634
jock (not nerd)0.00462580
wild (not tame)0.00371599
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.00172556

How these items predict the ratings for this universe can be compared to how the same items predict the ratings of other universes. The universes with the most similar patterns on the predictors are:


  1. Notability is computed as the average of 204: important (not irrelevant) and 401: main character (not side character).
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